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Feed and Food

Using our technology in the feed and food industries.

Often times, when you think of the electrostatic beneficiation process, the materials that come to mind include industrial products such as mined ores or coal fly ash. However, our process can also be used by the feed and food industries to measure protein content of grains and test a wide range of finely ground, dry materials.

The first patent for electrostatic separation of wheat flour middlings (the product of the wheat milling process that is not flour but that is a good source of protein, fiber and phosphorus, along with various other nutrients) was filed as early as 1880, meaning the process and demand for this kind of technology has been around for more than 130 years.

And while electrostatic separation methods have been used for many years on a commercial scale, previous methods have not been able to match the triboelectrostatic process developed and manufactured by ST Equipment & Technology.

All electrostatic separation processes contain a system to electrically charge the material coming through, separate the differently charged particles, and then collect the resulting materials. From research that has been conducted, it is evident that electrostatic methods have the potential to generate new, higher-value plant products, or offer an alternative to wet processing methods. However, many electrostatic technologies are not suitable for processing finely ground, low density powders from plant materials.

ST Equipment & Technology’s triboelectrostatic belt separator is not only proficient at processing very fine particles, it also does so at a high speed, making it a much better alternative on a commercialized scale.

We’d love to tell you more about how it works and, more importantly, how it can effectively work for you. Contact us and let’s talk about the future of your business.